Will it ever end?

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The city of Pittsburgh is usually a peaceful place. With an array of architectural landmarks and a breathtaking skyline, the Steel City beems with pomp and pride.

However when the baseball team takes the field, the city is filled with doom and gloom and nerves that hinder the inner momento that is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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 On an especially gloomy and even more doomy (probably not a word) night, the Brewers owned the Pirates once again. This time the Bucs fell to the Crew 8-5.

What looked to be a turning of the tides the Pirates got out on the Brewers in the bottom of the first scoring a run   thanks to a Freddy Sanchez bomb. The Brewers would get that run back in the top of the 2nd. The 4th, 6th and 8th innings were blown wide open by the Crew as starter Ian Snell got rocked and the bullpen couldn’t help in the least.

The pitching staff was able to hold Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun hitless, but the lower part of their lineup stepped up and got the job done. Former Pirate Jason Kendall scored a run, hit a single and was hit by a pitch. Corey Hart scored three runs with a pair of doubles.

The Pirates were able to muster up 5 runs over the span of the nine inning game but couldn’t come through in clutch situations.

First baseman Adam LaRoche was 0-5 and made the final out in each of his at-bats. Nyjer Morgan has been slipping as of late. His average his falling sharply and he failed to do what a leadoff man does, get on base. He did get a single but also grounded out twice, popped out and struck out swinging on a nasty pitch.

The one bright spot that stood out was bench player Delwyn Young. DY has not been given a legitimate shot with the Bucs but he proved his case for more playing time when he nailed a pinch hit double to right center field. The rocket that rolled to the wall scored two runs and set up a failed Pittsburgh comeback.

The Pirates have now fallen to 12-14 and have lost 7 of their last 8. The losing streak is also in tact as the Brewers have downed the Pirates in the last 17 games. The Bucs won’t even have a chance to redeem themselves until teh middle of summer when the Brewers come to town at the end of July.

O where have you gone Randall Simon.
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At least one Bucco knew how to send a message to those cheese-headed, sausages loving, beer drinking, Milwaukee Brewers

 

PHOTO CREDIT:

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12 comments

  1. carpediem104@lycos.com

    You go on about the Brewers having no class and this and that, but what’s the deal taking pride in a guy whacking a girl in sausage costume over the head with a baseball bat? That’s classless no matter how you look at it and inexcusable.

    I think the real issue here is that you’re frustrated with your own team. If it was the Reds or Astros who had this long winning streak over the Pirates, you’d have lost respect for that team instead. If the Pirates had won 17 straight over the Brewers and Brewers fans lost respect for the Pirates, you’d say they’re just whining from losing so much.

    The Brewers used to be even worse than the Pirates, but now the Brewers are winning, have been competitive in the division, and got the playoffs last year and that leaves the Pirates as the team that’s gone the longest without a winning season. It’s frustrating, believe me, I know what it’s like. Don’t take it out on the Brewers or any other team, take it out on the Pirates for not ending the streak.

  2. mattoxd@msoe.edu

    Sending a message… Ok. So on the issue, you are supporting hitting women in the head with baseball bats?

    Whats the next blog entry going to be on? Are you going to support drunk driving to injure/kill major league pitchers?

    Inexcusable.

  3. irishsoxkid19

    I’m sorry that the Buc’s got beat- bad. If the Sox play the Brew Crew, I hope we win. Anyways, I think that before the trading deadline in August, the Buc’s need to pick up some veterens to mix in with the young players. Im comparing them to the Rays, because like the Rays, the Bucs have talent. Good Luck!!

    http://irishsoxkid19.mlblogs.com

  4. tobyjeffers@aol.com

    101 reasons to love the Cubs:

    1. Wrigley Field
    2. Cubs-Sox rivalry
    3. Die-hard fans
    4. Chicago baseball
    5. Billy Williams
    6. Old-fashioned scoreboard
    7. Ivy covered walls
    8. Wrigley North (and Wrigley East, West, South…)
    9. Ron Santo and Pat Hughes
    10. Go Cubs Go by Steve Goodman
    11. Day games
    12. Wrigley Field bleachers
    13. Derrek Lee
    14. Cubs Nation
    15. 7th inning stretch guest conductors
    16. Nothing like a sunny day at the yard
    17. Kerry Wood
    18. Wrigleyville
    19. Three Fingered Brown
    20. ‘W’ Flag
    21. Team loyalty
    22. Mr. Cub – Ernie Banks
    23. Knothole in right field
    24. Vine Line
    25. 2003 Division Champions
    26. Clark, Addison, Sheffield and Waveland
    27. Harry Caray
    28. 40,000 fans chanting ‘Let’s go Cubbies!’
    29. Eternal optimism
    30. Wrigley Field Marquee
    31. Ryne Sandberg
    32. Back to back World Series Champions 1907-1908
    33. Catch the games on WGN
    34. Kosuke Fukudome
    35. Wayne Messimer’s national anthem
    36. Andre Dawson
    37. Old school entertainment
    38. Trains down to the ballpark
    39. Awesome/friendly fans
    40. Fergie Jenkins
    41. Cubs Convention
    42. Rooftop bleachers
    43. Alfonso Soriano
    44. Celebrity bat kid contest
    45. Brick walls
    46. Cubs-Brewers rivalry
    47. Tradition
    48. Division leader flags
    49. Budweiser house
    50. Homers onto Sheffield and Waveland
    51. Jack Brickhouse
    52. Lou Pinella
    53. Tinkers to Evers to Chance
    54. Carlos Zambrano
    55. The Friendly Confines
    56. Len Kasper and Bob Brenly
    57. Back to Back Jacks!
    58. Ernie Banks statue
    59. Greatest fans in baseball
    60. Flags for retired jersey numbers
    61. Cause it’s root, root, root for the Cubbies!
    62. Cubs-Cardinals rivalry
    63. Catchy Miller Light sign over right field
    64. Kerry Wood’s 20 Ks
    65. Cubs shops around the ballpark
    66. Traditional jerseys
    67. Pure baseball atmosphere
    68. Eight All-Stars in ‘08
    69. It’s Gonna Happen!
    70. All the seats are great at Wrigley
    71. Awesome Cubbie Bear symbol
    72. Aramis Ramirez
    73. Harry Carey Tavern
    74. Back to back division champs 2007-2008
    75. Throwing back other teams’ home run balls
    76. “Holy Cow!”
    77. Cubby Swagger
    78. Carlos Zambrano’s no-no
    79. Ballhawks
    80. Attendance contest
    81. Geo-2008 Rookie of the Year
    82. Someday We’ll go all the Way by Eddie Vedder
    83. Road to Wrigley Game
    84. Greg Maddux
    85. Bleacher Bums
    86. You’re my Cubs by Alan Barcus
    87. Die-hards bleeding blue
    88. Rich Harden
    89. You can go anywhere in the world and still find Cubs fans.
    90. D-Lee’s gold gloves
    91. Mark Grace
    92. Batter’s eye in center
    93. Jim Hendry
    94. Faithful fans who never, ever give up
    95. Every game is a playoff atmosphere
    96. Big Z’s Silver Sluggers
    97. The Super jump
    98. ‘Eamus Catuli’ house
    99. Because they are the CUBS!
    100. Fukudome Headbands
    101. It’s going to be one heck of a party when the Cubs win it all!!

  5. pcheckie@hotmail.com

    1908-2008
    CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF BAD BASEBALL!!!

    BEING A DODGERS FAN AND WATCHING THEM BEAT THE CUBS 3 STRAIGHT……….PRICELESS!!!!!!

  6. 2007win

    Don’t think being a Dodgers fan is that great anymore. It’s great to see cheaters like Manny get caught.

  7. Elizabeth D.

    Aw Matt, the Pirates will come around! And I like the word “doomy”. I should have used it in my DBQs/FRQs yesterday. I managed to spell feasibility wrong though (I think I spelled it fesability). Plus now that Oliver Perez is out of the rotation for the Mets for a while, it’ll be harder to beat the Mets up. They’ll come around!
    Elizabeth
    http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

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